LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two driving under the influences cases and several other traffic related cases.

According to information provided by Administrative Captain Kent Washburn, Shamell Jatwan Malone, 31, from Alberta is charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana on Oct. 12. Deputy D. C Brown was on patrol on Lawrenceville Plank Road and saw a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner and initiated a traffic stop. As he approached the vehicle he noticed an open beer bottle in the passenger side floorboard and a half empty bottle of Hennessey on the seat. Officer B. Glover with the Lawrenceville Police Department and Sergeant D. Peacock arrived to assist.

Shamell was the driver of the vehicle. He noticed that the driver’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy and Brown smelled the odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person. A field sobriety test was given. He was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and searched for weapons and taken to the Meherrin River Regional Jail. He was issued citations for driving under the influence, open container and possession of marijuana.

Jaquel Deonte Macklin, 26, from Freeman is charged with driving under the influence on Oct. 5.

Deputy A. D. Peter was on patrol on Lawrenceville Plank Road near Court Street and saw a vehicle fail to come to a complete stop at the intersection of Lawrenceville Plank Road and Court Street. He initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Macklin, had glassy, bloodshot eyes and saggy eyelids. He had difficulty thinking of words and slurred his speech. Peter also smelled marijuana. When Macklin exited the vehicle he was unsteady on his feet and used the vehicle for support. Deputies T. Harding, C. M. Green and Sergeant D. O. Jarrell arrived on scene.

After the investigation, Macklin was transported to the Meherrin River Regional Jail and charged with driving under the influence. He was held on a $1,500 secured bond.

To read the entire article pick up the Oct. 30, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.